Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Rachael Ray Nutrish: Zero Grain Cat Food #NutrishZeroGrain


Feeding my family good quality food is very important to me.  I always have my fridge and fruit bowl stocked with fruits and vegetables so my kids and my husband can eat sensibly.   I also feel my fur-kids, my dog and cat, deserve to eat quality food as well. So, this is not my typical recipe post, but it's a post about feeding a beloved member of my family... my sweet cat named Sienna. 

I first became aware of Rachael Ray Nutrish pet food a few months after we adopted our dog over three years ago.  He was still a puppy then and really disliked the food that the adoption group was feeding him.  I wanted to do the best for him so I went to a holistic upscale dog store and bought a brand of dog food that they highly recommended.  He did not go near the stuff as we tried to integrate the new dog food with his old dog food.  I was so disappointed, now I had two bags of dog food that he was not willing to eat. 

One day while grocery shopping for my family, I decided to walk down the pet food aisle. That was the first I time I saw Rachael Ray Nutrish on the shelves.  I remember watching Rachael Ray on her talk show and she mentions how her cooking for her dog, Isaboo, inspired Nutrish.  

I bought a bag and was thrilled when I brought it home and Scout, our dog, started smelling the bag and wagging his tail.  That was definitely a good sign.  I happily integrated him from his old dog food to 100% Rachael Ray Nutrish in a week and have not looked back in the last three years. 

I was very excited when I heard Rachael Ray mention last year that she was starting a line of cat food because we could finally get our cat eating Nutrish too. 

Our cat's name is Sienna. She is a Maine Coon cat that I adopted 12 years ago at the age of 6 months from a cat rescue group.  She ended up at the rescue group because her breeder dumped her there for some reason.  I look at that sweet face and think how could anyone think she was not perfect. 

 A few weeks ago, I was sent a bag of Rachael Ray Nutrish: Zero Grain Cat Food to try.  We could not even get it out of the box before Sienna was sniffing the bag to see what smelled so good.

Here are some facts about why I love Zero Grain Whitefish cat food:

    • Real whitefish is the #1 ingredient: “Cats love Nutrish Zero Grain Whitefish & Potato Recipe. It is made with real white fish — a tasty and highly digestible protein that helps to maintain strong muscles and helps minimize litter box odors.”
    • Zero grains, glutens or fillers
    • Zero meat or poultry by-product meal

    • Zero artificial preservatives, colors or flavors
    • First zero grain dry cat formula from Rachael Ray Nutrish

If you are interested in reading more about Zero Grain Whitefish check out this link: http://clvr.li/ZGWhitefish

I also feel good supporting Rachael Ray's pet food line because Rachael’s personal proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue, created to help shelter pets. As of today, over $9 million has gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for animals in need.  Now I know feeding my own pets by buying the Nutrish products also helps a lot of other animals in need.
    Longing to eat her Nutrish

    Changing your pet's food is not hard, but it does need to be thought out.  You don't want to just throw out the old brand of cat food and serve up a big helping of new cat food. 

    I followed the recommendations on the Nutrish website (http://clvr.li/rachaelraynutrish) to slowly mix Nutrish Zero Grain with my cat's old food over a 10 day period to integrate her over to eating Nutrish 100%. 
    **I made the chart above to show how I did it.   Sienna simply loved the Zero Grain Whitefish cat food.  It was so funny because I saw her picking out the Nutrish kibble first as she ate both cat foods.  I think she was ecstatic when we were fully integrated into 100% Nutrish cat food and she no longer had to eat the old cat food.  

    Sienna maybe an older cat, but she is not beyond change and she loved making the change over to Nutrish.  By day 10 she was standing by the bowl when I scooped out her new favorite cat food.  

    Enjoying her Nutrish: Zero Grain Cat Food

    Smacking her lips after enjoying a bowl of Nutrish

    Another reason I love Nutrish is because it's the only premium brand pet food that available in your local grocery store, as well as mass retailers like Target, Walmart and Amazon.  I don't need to make a special trip to a pet store just to buy my fur-kids food anymore.  Now when I go to the grocery store, I can buy our entire family's groceries at one place. That is so convenient and time saving. 

    I am so happy that I got to try Rachael Ray's new cat food.  Now our entire family eats something that comes from Rachael Ray.  My family loves Rachael's stock in a box and EVOO.  My dog, Scout, loves his Nutrish Chicken and Veggie Dog Food and now Sienna has joined us by loving her Nutrish Zero Grain Cat Food.

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    Disclosure:  I was given a bag of Rachael Ray Nutrish: Zero Grain Cat Food to try and compensated to write this post.  I personally love Rachael Ray's Nutrish pet food and all opinions are my own.

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